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BACK Again!!!
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      8 comments

I have been meaning to post forever. Especially when I returned to ONE-derland in November. But I just never sat down and took the time. Today I'm feeling the need to once again get active in Spark because I can use all the help I always find h... Read more
Down 30 Pounds!
Sunday, October 28, 2018      10 comments

As of Friday, I weighed in at 209.8. That's a 30 lb. loss from my high on 7/31 of 239.8. PROGRESS!! REAL PROGRESS! I am so thrilled to see the scale move down. That motivates me more than anything. My newest daughter-in-law, Jordan, has bee... Read more
Avoiding Temptation
Sunday, October 14, 2018      8 comments

My sister-in-law, and her husband who live 210 miles north of Lincoln, were in town this weekend for a Fleetwood Mac concert. They came over yesterday during the Husker football game, which started at 11 a.m. (Huskers lost in OT--Still winless--... Read more
Friends in the Blogging World
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      9 comments

Since I started on this journey to get healthy almost nine years ago, I have discovered many blogs, by fellow weight losers, both here on Spark and out there on the WWW. Some have been successful at maintaining their losses, some have struggled ... Read more
Scale's Moving Down! WOOHOO!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018      5 comments

For the last two days I've only been a half pound away from getting back into the Two-teens. I know it sounds awful, when I swore I'd never leave ONE-derland. But it is what it is. I got up to almost 240 pounds (239.8) at my highest, before I tu... Read more
Stuck on 225
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      4 comments

I guess it's time to change things up. My weight hasn't moved from 225 for over a week and I'm getting frustrated. I know I need to add some movement to my diet, although I also realize you can't out-exercise a bad diet. So I've been concentrati... Read more
Busy Week
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      3 comments

We keep a calendar in the kitchen and write on it all our doctor appointments and other things we have to do--birthdays, volleyball games (which we attend), etc. It really helps keep us organized and reminded of what we have to do. And this week... Read more
Finally Got to Meet OneKidsMom--AKA Barb!
Sunday, September 09, 2018      6 comments

After figuring out we both lived in Lincoln from our respective blogs here several years ago, this morning I finally got to meet Barb (OneKidsMom here on Spark). Where? At a Road Race of course. I should have known she would be there, she is a r... Read more
Celebrating 48 Years of Wedded Bliss Today!
Tuesday, September 04, 2018      9 comments

Forty-eight years ago today on Sept. 4, 1970, I married the love of my life. As I wrote on Facebook: "Happy 48th Anniversary to the guy who's the Ri... Read more
NEW Motivations!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018      4 comments

I have struggled the last week, a few small binges here and there, resulting in a weight gain, but after an absolutely perfect day yesterday I'm back down to where I was: 232.8, which is still a 7 lb. loss since the beginning of my latest restar... Read more
Feeling More Focused!
Wednesday, August 22, 2018      5 comments

I've kept myself busy today, Duane's tomato crop is amazing this year, and I've made several batches of salsa and a batch of marinara/spaghetti sauce. Today I made two more batches of the spaghetti sauce. We found it is delicious, I just use the... Read more
A Lot Has Happened
Monday, August 20, 2018      5 comments

I have been struggling with eating right, but at least I haven't gained weight. This morning I'm back to 232.0, which I was a week and a half ago, but at least the scale isn't going up anymore. I remember back in 2009 when I started this journey... Read more
The Awful Reality of a 90-lb. Regain
Monday, August 06, 2018      7 comments

Here on my blog yesterday I posted some pictures from two years ago when I was back at my goal weight of 150 lbs. (for the third time!). Today I got brave enough to show you all the damage I have done to myself over the past 11 months. A 90-lb.... Read more
Day 6 --Still on Track!
Sunday, August 05, 2018      4 comments

This is a picture of me from two years ago on my anniversary 9/4/16. I had lost a regain of about 55 lbs and looked and felt so good. I was in shape... Read more
Living With Dying
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      8 comments

How do you live with the very real fact that the person you love most in the world, who your whole life revolves around, who you have been with your entire adult life, is dying? Since I've been living with this reality for over five years I feel... Read more

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